Physiotherapy in Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Please see our welcome and information video to accompany this page.

Due to the current circumstances we are unable to offer you a face to face appointment. In normal circumstances we invite our pregnant patients to our Physiotherapy in Pregnancy education group. We have endeavoured to provide you with this information now online and have included as much of the original presentation as able. Please note the sound quality is variable in places.

Before listening to the presentation, please be mindful that this is NOT an assessment and we are unable to provide a diagnosis. If you are concerned about your health or the health of your baby, then please contact your midwife/GP or antenatal day unit.

During any assessment for patients with a combination of back pain, leg pain, leg numbness and weakness, we always screen for a rare but serious back condition – Cauda Equina Syndrome. This can lead to permanent damage or disability and will need to be seen immediately by an emergency department practitioner. We have referenced the Cauda Equina information card below. If you have any combination of the symptoms below, seek help immediately.

(Source: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust & Uclan, )

We know with increasing pregnancy there will be more pressure on your bladder and you may need to urinate more frequently. However, if you are concerned, seek medical advice.

User Instructions
We have split the presentation into two parts for ease of listening. Just click on the link to open the presentation.

  • PIPS Talk-part 1 explains what Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is and how it affects your body.
  • PIPS Talk-part 2 provides suggestions about managing your symptoms and tips on how to adapt everyday activities. Please make time to look at the link on slide 13, which shows a concise video of these useful tips.

Finally, please find a PIPS individual plan here which you may choose to print off and use a reminder.

If you would like an individual appointment with an Obstetric Physiotherapist we can offer a virtual assessment via self-referral: